The Rome Braves are teaming up with the Major League Baseball to host a PLAY BALL event at AdventHealth Stadium on Saturday, June 11. This day of fun is part of an ongoing effort to build connections between youth sports and the Rome community.
PLAY BALL is free and open to any baseball or softball novice aged 5 to 12 years old. Each session features five skill stations for participants to learn baseball fundamentals. All children will receive a free PLAY BALL-branded bat and ball set to take home. Participants must be preregistered.
We will have events scheduled the entire weekend of June 10-12:
Friday, June 10
- Pre Registration - We will have a table set up on the concourse for anyone wishing to participate in the PLAY BALL event held on Saturday, June 11th.
- Post-Game Fireworks
Saturday, June 11
- PLAY BALL Event (10AM - 12PM) - Registration is FREE and open to children between the ages of 5-12. No prior baseball/softball experience necessary! Come learn the basics of the game on a professional field! All participants will receive a free PLAY BALL bat & ball set, lunch, and two tickets to the game on Saturday, June 11. Participants must be pre-registered in order to participate.
- Pre-Game Parade - All participants in the PLAY BALL event are invited to a special pre-game parade around the warning track before the game, recognizing them for the achievement during the event.
Sunday, June 12
- Kids Run the Bases - Kids may run the bases after the conclusion of the game, weather permitting.
The PLAY BALL initiative is baseball’s collective effort to encourage young people and communities to engage in baseball or softball-related activities, including formal leagues, special events, and casual forms of play. PLAY BALL events have become MLB’s signature youth engagement activity during the professional and amateur baseball and softball calendar, especially on key dates throughout MLB’s Championship Season and through the World Series. PLAY BALL events demonstrate the positive way the game can serve as an outlet for physical activity, fun with friends and learning how to play the sport at its most basic levels.